Kelly is a passionate disability and human rights activist. Her strong focus on social justice and the social model of disability have informed her personal and professional work, including a pivotal role in grassroots advocacy and peer support during the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Kelly uses social media to connect with other disabled people and their families around topics which she has a specialist interest in, including NDIS, identity, intersectionality and the prevention of violence against people with disability. Her advocacy, connections and firsthand experience of service provision have contributed to building an understanding of how to address gaps in service provision and how disabled people can build a good life.
Kelly has a number of qualifications in community services and mental health, is a leader in the emerging celebration of Disability Pride in Australia and subscribes to the Social Model of Disability. She lives in Ballina, NSW.